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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE837
Subject Title FRACTURE MECHANICS AND FATIGUE

Syllabus

Linear elastic fracture mechanics; energy release rate, stress intensity factor (SIF), relation be- tween SIF and energy release rate, anelastic deformation at the crack tip – J-integral, CTOD, test methods for fracture toughness – crack growth and fracture mechanisms, mixed-mode frac- ture, fracture at nanoscale – numerical methods for analysing fracture, applications – fatigue and design against fatigue failure – prediction of fatigue life.

Text Books
References

1. Prashant Kumar, Elements of Fracture Mechanics , Tata McGraw-Hill (2009).

2. Anderson, T. L., Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications , 3 rd ed., CRC Press (2004).

3. Buehler, M. J., Atomistic Modeling of Materials , Springer (2008).